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Wynonie Harris


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Born: 1915/09/24
Birth Place: Omaha. Nebraska, United States
Died: 1969/07/04
Years Active: 1935–1969
Genres: Blues, Jump Blues, R&B, Swing

Wynonie Harris (August 24, 1915 - June 14, 1969), born in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American blues shouter and rhythm and blues singer of upbeat songs featuring humorous, often ribald lyrics. With fifteen Top 10 hits between 1946 and 1952, Harris is generally considered one of rock and roll's forerunners, influencing Elvis Presley among others. He was the subject of a 1994 biography by Tony Collins.

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